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IBM is Sending Watson to Africa for 10-Year Problem-Solving Initiative

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world’s fastest growing continent. Dubbed ‘Project Lucy’ after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative,…

DATAVERSITY Announces New Conference on Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY is pleased to announce a new conference dedicated to Data Strategy. The release states, “DATAVERSITY™ Education LLC announces the launch of CDO Vision, a conference designed to provide Chief Data Officers (CDOs) and senior information executives with an advanced-level educational program on Data Strategy. The two-day conference will be held at the…

3 Common Big Data Deployment Mistakes

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Big data presents big opportunities, but newbies may need experienced professionals in order to avoid three common deployment mistakes. Three of the most common problems in big data deployments are incomplete data collection, false starts, and disruptive drains on IT and data-professional staff productivity, according to a…

Dell Boomi Positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Dell Boomi AtomSphere, the leading provider of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solutions, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service. Among the 17 vendors evaluated, Dell Boomi placed furthest in…

Catalyst to Showcase New Predictable Pricing Model for Its Cloud E-Discovery Platform

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “[Yesterday] at LegalTech New York, Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., the leader in secure, cloud-based discovery software that powers global discovery for corporate counsel and law firms, announced a new predictable pricing model for its big data e-discovery platform, Catalyst Insight, and for Insight Predict, its advanced, integrated…

Featured Video: Maximize Return on Data Through Holistic Data Governance

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Maximize Return On Data Through Holistic Data Governance from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Rob Karel, Vice President of Product Strategy at Informatica, gave an excellent presentation at last year’s Enterprise Data World conference entitled Maximize Return on Data Through Holistic Data Governance. In his description for the presentation, Karel wrote, “Organizations prioritize strategies to ensure delivery…

Big Data Can Save the World

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by Angela Guess Larry Irving of TechWire.net recently wrote, “Big Data (the collection and analysis of large flows of information from a variety of sources) is experiencing explosive growth in the corporate and business sectors.  That growth has not been replicated, to date, in the development sector.  While companies increasingly are harnessing the power of Big…

CIOs and CMOs Must Join Forces for Big Data Profits

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by Angela Guess Jesko Perrey and Matt Ariker of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “CMOs, tasked with driving growth, are pounding the table demanding that the surfeit of customer data their companies are accumulating be turned into increased revenue. CIOs, tasked with turning technology into revenue, are themselves pounding the table demanding better requirements for…

Free Data Quality Tool From Melissa Data Enables 100 Percent Accuracy in Address Auto-Completion

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced free availability of Express Entry®, the company’s address auto-completion tool designed to eliminate bad data at the source of entry. Express Entry validates addresses as they are entered, enabling fast and accurate…